Antique Cars and More

Located in Central Illinois. Stop by for a look at the interesting collection of cars, toys, clocks and more!

Antique Trains

Located in Central Illinois. Stop by for a look at the interesting collection of cars, toys, clocks and more!

Where History is Fun for All Ages

Located in Central Illinois. New Exhibit Building now open in 2021. Large Campus with Indoor and Outdoor Displays!

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Open May through October, Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00pm- 5:00pm and Summer Holidays

OPEN NOW FOR THE 2021 SEASON

NEW EXHIBIT BUILDING OPENS THIS SEASON!

Welcome

Interested in antique and collector autos, trains, airplanes, tools, toys, clocks, tractors, musical stuff, vintage clothes, fire trucks, bicycles and general family fun?

YOU’VE FOUND THE PLACE!

It’s great fun to see the faces of visitors when our Barbershop Quartet of former presidents (life-size) begin singing or the miniature circus parade starts up, or the orchestrion begins filling the room with old fashioned music.

Children especially like to pull the ropes to make the whistles blow and push the button to watch the Lionel trains chug along.

2021 Schedule

We look forward to seeing you

 

May 1  – Opening Day

May 31 – Memorial Day – Open

July 4 – Independence Day – Open

Sept 6 – Labor Day – Open

October 31 – Last Day of the Season

JOIN US

UPCOMING EVENTS

Blacksmithing demonstrations

A blacksmith forges metals using tools like a hammer and an anvil to repair and make tools, ornamental objects, hardware and more. 

From June to October, come and see our own master blacksmith at work every second and fourth Saturday of the month, from noon to 4pm in the Farm Building. 

A Dose of Hope in a Pandemic Photographic Exhibition starts May 1st

We are documenting history as it happens. This temporary exhibition displays a collection of photographs submitted by members of the local communities. The photographs show the impact of COVID-19 in everyday’s life and personal experiences during the last few months.  They capture descriptive life moments, memorable instances during the pandemic. 

The exhibition is displayed in the multimedia room in the new exhibit building starting May 1, 2021.

Photographic Contest Winners

We want to thank everyone who participated in this project. We received approximately 120 photographs and about half of them were selected for display.

Special thanks to Jody Hale and Lindsay Powers, art and photography teachers at Dunlap High School, for selecting the winner submissions.

Congratulations to the winners:

1st – Nikki Vulgaris – Staying Safe

2nd- Leanne Cusack – Remote learning in December

3rd – Anne Sarco – Help from Leo the dog

While unfortunately we could not display them all, we hope you will enjoy what you see!